Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians 4/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Trevor Bauer
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians on Monday, April 30, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Trevor Bauer for the Indians.
Texas opens at +164 while Cleveland opens at -174. The Rangers have a 14-13-1 over/under record and a 12-16-0 run line mark. The Indians are 9-16-0 against the run line and have a 10-15-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 14-13-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 12-16-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 10-15-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 9-16-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/25/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (04/25)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 10-day DL (04/12)
04/10/18 2B Rougned Odor Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/26/18 P Andrew Miller Hamstring 10-day DL (04/26)
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 11-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.39 this year. He has 39 strikeouts over his 34.2 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 93 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 266 base hits and 128 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 90 batters and struck out 215. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team Texas is hitting .235, good for 21st in the league. The Rangers hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 30 hits this season in 101 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .416 and an OPS+ of . Adrian Beltre is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 87 at bats. His OPS+ is while his slugging percentage is at .437. The Rangers have 220 hits, including 47 doubles and 29 home runs. Texas has walked 90 times so far this season and they have struck out 255 times as a unit. They have left 194 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 107 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 14-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.41, Trevor Bauer has a 2-2 record and a 1.10 WHIP this season. He has 35 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 184 base knocks and 84 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 57 hitters and struck out 210 batters. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .222, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .225 with an OBP of .307. He has 23 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 102 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of . Jose Ramirez is hitting .240 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 23 hits in 96 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of and a slugging percentage of .479. The Indians as a unit have 190 base hits, including 36 doubles and 35 homers. Cleveland has walked 74 times this year and they have struck out on 215 occasions. They have had 170 men left on base and have an OPS of .681. They have scored 3.64 runs per game and totaled 91 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Indians -174
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